Founded with Piero Ambrogio Busmelli’s entrepreneurial vision in 1966, B&B Italia is a world-renowned Italian brand which has a leading position in the world of design and offers solutions both for homes and corporate spaces.
Comprising two sections titled B&B Italia Home Division and B&B Italia Contract Division, the brand stands out among the small brands of the industry with its innovative industrial approach to manufacture since its foundation. Though these two divisions include different brands and identities, they share the same philosophy in essence – to create a perfect balance between innovation and design to offer unique products. Home décor, exterior reorganization or office decoration – the approach of the brand stays the same despite the varying contexts.
Having formed strong relations with international designers and carried out continuous research have played an important role in B&B Italia’s achievements which includes many awards such as Compasso D’Oro, the most prestigious award in industrial design in Italia. With a wide distribution area, the brand makes sales in more than 80 countries. B&B Italia’s headquarters in Novedrate, Como was designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers in 1972.
Raised in India, Nipa Doshi studied Design at the National Institute of Design while Jonathan Levien trained in fine cabinet making followed by industrial design. The duo met at the Royal College of Art in the U.K. and founded the globally-renowned design studio Doshi Levien. The designers have been working together at their London studio for 10 years now.
Nipa and Jonathan bring different worlds together in their designs. Nipa’s perspective feeds on her multicultural background and she has an astute eye in terms of visual culture. Jonathan has a deep knowledge of materials and blends an industrial sensibility with master craftsmanship. Collaborating in various disciplines and industries, the duo blends technology, culture, industrial design and crafts in their works.
Dohi Levien has created many works for museums and cultural institutes as well as industry leaders such as Moroso, Kvadrat, B&B Italia, Cappellini, Camper, Swarovski and Galerie Kreo. Some of their works are displayed at MoMA’s permanent collection in New York.